Unit 212 Essay

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Unit 202 Safeguarding the welfare of children & young People. Outcome 1 know about legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children & young people including e-safety. 1:1 ‘Child Act 1989’ This act identifies the responsibilities of the parent, carer and professionals to ensure the safety of a child. It includes 2 important sections which focus on child protection. They are: Section 47 – this states that the Local Authority has a duty to investigate when they have a reasonable cause to suspect a child who lives or is found in the area is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Section 17 – states that services must be put into place by the Local Authority to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their own area who are in need. ‘Education Act 2002’ This sets out the responsibilities if the LEA’s governing bodies, head teachers and those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. ‘Children’s Act 2004’ This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. Its includes the requirements for: * Services to work more closely together forming an integrated services. * A common assessment framework to help early identification on needs. * A shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children. * Earlier support for parents who are experiencing difficulties. Policies which safeguard: Schools must develop a range of policies which ensures the safety, security and well being of their pupils. This will set out the responsibilities of the staff and the procedures that they must follow. This may be separate policies or integrated into one health and safety policy but must also cover the following: * Safeguarding, protecting and procedures for reporting – e-safety
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